Overview:

Click here to view and download the Founder Application

Click here to view and download the Founder Agreement

As part of the launch and operation of Dominion’s new domain name extensions, we are offering a rare opportunity to leaders in the automotive industry to have advance access to new domain names by applying for our Founders Program. This Program is exclusive to industry leaders that wish to be recognized as innovators and first movers who strive to set themselves apart from their competition and help us pave the path to building a safe, high-quality content community that consumers can trust.

To participate in the Founders Program, you must submit a fully completed application (printable version below) or a formal proposal including each element in this application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. If your application is accepted for the Program, you will be required to sign a Founders Program Agreement.

Our goals are to encourage use and increase public awareness of Dominion’s new .Autos domain names, educate consumers about the safety and authenticity of the content they’ll find on .Autos websites and to promote our Founders as leaders and innovators helping build this quality name space.

Our Commitment:

Dominion Registries is committed to the promotion of our Founder websites. This promotion may occur in multiple online and offline venues within your industry and within the digital communities of advertising, search, marketing and the domain name industry. Our goal is to fully support our Founders with the promotion of their projects in as many ways possible.

 

Founder Requirements and Expectations

  • Meet eligibility requirements as defined in our Registration Policies.
  • Submit a quantifiable, robust marketing plan to promote the use of the new website.
  • Promotions must use the full domain name as referred to with and including www.___________.Autos (for example: www.Classic.Autos) to maximize public awareness of the new domain name extension and associate it with a complete website address.
  • The website must resolve to the agreed upon designated domain name (it cannot be redirected to another website address). You can forward other domains to your designated domain name and website. We will be happy to assist you with resources for best practices in forwarding existing sites to a new domain name.
  • Pioneers must agree to allow Dominion to use their name, logo and website address for promotional purposes.
  • Issue a press release and/or participate in a joint press release with Dominion announcing the launch of your website and/or participation in the Founders Program.
  • Allow Dominion to promote your website in various ways including press releases, advertising, videos, social media communications, case studies, etc.
  • Dominion makes no warranties to the availability of any specific domain names.
  • Dominion has the sole discretion to select Founders Program participants from eligible Applicants.

Click here to view and download the Founder Application

Click here to view and download the Founder Agreement